The formal diagnosis may not apply if a person with autism receives early and intensive intervention that reduces their symptoms. However, they’re likely to continue to outwardly manifest signs of the brain differences that caused the diagnosis in the first place.
- They may not be able to control their anxiety which results in “odd behaviors” making them look different from others.
- It might be difficult to hide an awkward body posture and other movements.
Language therapy and relationship development intervention along with sensory therapy that reduce physical sensitivities can help them adjust to adulthood.
In our culture, idiosyncrasies in personalities aren’t as stigmatizing as they once were. Acceptance of differences allows those on the autistic spectrum to make a life for themselves that wasn’t possible even a decade ago.
This is not to say that "all is well". It is necessary to continue to observe and intervene in those specific areas that are not as strong as they need to be to meet the demands of their world.
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